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Well, That Was Fun!

It seems incredible that the season is over so quickly! Where did summer go?

Kempt Lake Laundry

We’ve cleared and cleaned the place so once again the gallery takes on its winter look, white walls waiting expectantly for a new season’s colour. We’ve even done the laundry!
We’ve left a little intrigue in the window display, if you care to stop and look in. And our wonderful dragon will also be finding winter quarters, so pop along and see him while you can, he’s a magnificent creature.
If you came to the gallery in 2017, or just supported us from afar – thank you!


Two days to go but the results are in

Yes, there are still two days to go until the gallery closes for the season at 5pm on Saturday 23rd. But here’s the news of what our visitors have thought of this year’s art.

Anyone who’s been in our space will know that we encourage everyone to sign the guest book. Not everyone does, of course, but those who do often leave a comment or two.

A count of the favourite words gives this predicted result for 2017:
1. Lovely/Love
2. Beautiful
3. Amazing
4. Wonderful
5. Great
6=. Awesome, Fabulous
8=. Charming, Excellent, Invigorating

If your word for the gallery is not on the list, or maybe you’d like to see Amazing top the chart, then there are two days to come and make a difference! (But please note that the proposed closing party for Friday 22nd will no longer take place).

Need another incentive? How about 10% off everything and 20% off some things? Friday and Saturday, after that it’ll be gone!

Welcome Back Rebekah Wetmore

Detail from The Brother's Cow Idea - Rebekah Wetmore
Detail from The Brother’s Cow Idea

When Rebekah asked “Is it too late?” the answer was easy. It will never be too late to have some of her work in the gallery!

So, last week saw her deliver no less than SIX paintings. Did we have space? We made the space and now they are on show in all their glorious mystery and imagining. Figures caught between one world and another, half forgotten folk tales of transformation and journeys, Rebekah Wetmore’s creations continue to amaze and fascinate.

The photos are ok – the real things are wonderful. Come and see them – before it’s too late.

Another season beckons . . .

Jaime Dexter’s work from 2015

It’s been a long wait for news but finally the decision has been made – the gallery will open again this year! The date has yet to be fixed but we’re hoping for the week ending July 7th, watch this space and Facebook for details as we get nearer the time. We’re already sure of some artists from previous years with other yet to confirm. There’ll be new work from everyone, plus maybe a few favourites from last year. We haven’t seen any of it yet and we’re very excited at the prospect of sharing it with all our friends and supporters.

Who turned the lights out?

The Joy Of New Shingles
The Joy Of New Shingles

Another season is finished, and how wonderful to continue showing beautiful art to visitors almost to the last moment. A power-outage meant we closed an hour or so earlier than intended.

Will we do it all again in 2017? We hope so, and if the gallery has new faces next year as well as wonderful new work, who could complain? The photo is a reminder of just how far the gallery has come from the leaky, dark and dank place it used to be. It may yet have a long way to go!

To all our supporters and friends – old and new-  thank you for another year. and to our artists thank you for the trust you have always put in Kempt Lake Gallery.

A Great Start!

Kas Stone
Kas Stone

A wonderful opening night, the joy of cool air from our new heat pump, some remarkable art – now with new work from Tammy Lewis following her show in Annapolis Royal – and a lovey write-up from Region of Queens Summer Ambassador Katelyn Mansfield.

Katelyn wrote: It’s a rainy day in ‪#QueensCounty, but the Kempt Lake Gallery will surely brighten your day! This vibrant gem can be found nestled along the Route 8 in Kempt, Nova Scotia. Throughout the summer, the gallery will showcase collections from different Nova Scotia artists. Stop in, admire the artwork, and experience what makes the Route 8 so great!

Thanks, Katelyn. Our only quibble is about the rain – the gallery brightens even the sunniest of days!

The labours of winter

Yellow Moon On The Rise - Tammy Lewis
Yellow Moon On The Rise – Tammy Lewis

We’re delighted to say that Cheryl Stone, Fran Whitelaw, Jaime Dexter, Rebekah Wetmore and Tammy Lewis are now confirmed for the gallery in 2016.

They’ve all been working hard through the winter and spring and we’re looking forward to sharing some of the fruits of their creative labours through the summer.

Opening day is still scheduled for around the 7th or 8th of July. The fun is just beginning! First there’s the annual freshening-up of the gallery, before the art starts to arrive. Then we’ll hang it all. Remember last year? Here’s a reminder.